Glossary, Tables and Times

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Glossary for foodie terms

Coriander = Cilantro

Aubergine = Eggplant

Courgette = Zucchini

Spring Onions = Scallions

Beef mince = Ground beef

Conversion Tables

Weights   Dimensions  
Imperial Metric Imperial Metric
½ oz
¾ oz
1 oz
1½ oz
2 oz
2½ oz
3 oz
4 oz
4½ oz
5 oz
6 oz
7 oz
8 oz
9 oz
10 oz
12 oz
1 lb
1 lb 8 oz
2 lb
3 lb
10 g
20 g
25 g
40 g
50 g
60 g
75 g
110 g
125 g
150 g
175 g
200 g
225 g
250 g
275 g
350 g
450 g
700 g
900 g
1.35 kg
¹⁄₈ inch
¼ inch
½ inch
¾ inch
1 inch
1¼ inch
1½ inch
1¾ inch
2 inch
2½ inch
3 inch
3½ inch
4 inch
5 inch
5¼ inch
6 inch
6½ inch
7 inch
7½ inch
8 inch
9 inch
9½ inch
10 inch
11 inch
12 inch
3 mm
5 mm
1 cm
2 cm
2.5 cm
3 cm
4 cm
4.5 cm
5 cm
6 cm
7.5 cm
9 cm
10 cm
13 cm
13.5 cm
15 cm
16 cm
18 cm
19 cm
20 cm
23 cm
24 cm
25.5 cm
28 cm
30 cm

 

 

Volume   Oven Temperatures    
Imperial Metric Gas Mark °F °C
2 fl oz
3 fl oz
5 fl oz (¼ pint)
10 fl oz (½ pint)
1 pint
1 ¼ pint
1 ¾ pint
2 pint
2½ pint
4 pint
55 ml
75 ml
150 ml
275 ml
570 ml
725 ml
1 litre
1.2 litre
1.5 litre
2.25 litres
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
275°F
300°F
325°F
350°F
375°F
400°F
425°F
450°F
475°F
140°C
150°C
170°C
180°C
190°C
200°C
220°C
230°C
240°C

 

If you are using a fan oven you should reduce the oven temperature by 20 degrees.

American Cup Conversions     Liquid Conversions    
American Imperial Metric Imperial Metric American
1 cup flour
1 cup caster/ granulated sugar
1 cup brown sugar
1 cup butter/margarine/lard
1 cup sultanas/raisins
1 cup currants
1 cup ground almonds
1 cup golden syrup
1 cup uncooked rice
1 cup grated cheese
1 stick butter
5oz
8oz
6oz
8oz
7oz
5oz
4oz
12oz
7oz
4oz
4oz
150g
225g
175g
225g
200g
150g
110g
350g
200g
110g
110g
½ fl oz
1 fl oz
2 fl oz
4 fl oz
8 fl oz
16 fl oz
15 ml
30 ml
60 ml
120 ml
240 ml
480 ml
1 tbsp
1/8 cup
¼ cup
½ cup
1 cup
1 pint

 

FYI: Pint measurements can differ – In UK, Australia and sometimes Canada you’ll see an imperial pint listed as 20 fluid ounces. American and some Canadian recipes use the the American pint measurement, which is 16 fluid ounces.

Our rough guide to roasting times for meats

Obviously some of this will vary depending on tastes etc, I would usually advise to baste during roasting, then leave to crisp up in the last 30-40 minutes.  Most meat benefits from some resting time too after cooking. 

Chicken – Cook at about 190c for 20 minute per lb (450 grams) and 10-20 minutes over, you can increase to 220c for the last 15 minutes to crisp it up.  Check it is ready by piercing the meat with a skewer near the base of the leg – the juices will run clear if it is cooked. 

Beef –  Cook on a high heat for first 20 mins (230c) then approx 15 mins per lb for rare at 190c.  Add an extra 15 mins (total) for medium, or an extra 30 mins for well done. 

Lamb – Cook at about 190c for 30 mins per lb.  Cook for approx 30 mins less if you like it pink.  You can check ‘readiness’ by skewering, then press to check the colour of the juice.  The redder it is the rarer the meat. 

Pork – Cook on a high heat for first 20 mins (230c) then approx 35 mins per lb.

Turkey – Cook at about 190c.  If it is less than 4kg in weight then cook for 20 minutes per kg then add another 70 minutes cooking time at the end.  If it is more than 4kg in weight then cook for 20 minutes per kg and add 90 minutes cooking time at the end.  Remove the foil for the last 40 minutes.  You can also check it is ready by piercing the meat with a skewer near the base of the leg – the juices will run clear when presses if ready. 

Duck – Cook at about 190c for 25 mins per lb, plus 25 mins over.

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